Vickers new coach for girls team

BALDWIN — The football season is over and Baldwin skipper Lee Vickers is changing his coaching hats.

Vickers took over the football program in the fall and is coaching

the girls basketball team this winter. He replaced, in both posts Doug Bolles, who is now at Hesperia.

The first day of girls practice was Monday. The season starts after Thanksgiving weekend.

There were about 10 girls at practices on Monday. Vickers indicated more players will be added later.

“We did well, the ladies were excited and encouraged with the new season,” Vickers said.

Vickers is new to the team but as a teacher with the district, he’s had a chance to know many of the girls.

Key returnees include Diamond Cannon, Mya Lewis and twin sisters, Marissa and Marlena Wroblewski.

“We’re going to be depending on them,” Vickers said.

Vickers has had a basketball coaching background in recreational leagues and middle school boys.

It’s his first time coaching girls basketball.

“It’s a little different,” he said “The girls need to be worked with a little differently and encouraged a little differently.”

Vickers said he emphasizes on the halfcourt game “whether it’s running, motion or trap.”

On Monday, Vickers and the girls worked “on defense and on conditioning and goal setting.”

Alexandra Torres is the assistant varsity and JV coach. Theresa Lewis and Charles Brooks are the middle school coaches.

“We’re going in and getting to work,” Vickers said.